BPI sues All Of MP3

Written by Glen Chivers

July 6, 2006 // 12:25 p.m.

Tags: #allofmp3 #apple #bpi #download #music #riaa #uk

After the recent reports that the popular Russian music site AllofMP3 is running on borrowed time, the British Phonographic Industry (the British version of the much hated RIAA) has been given a green light by the British High Court to sue AllofMP3 and is now doing so.

The BPI is the first organisation to sue AllofMP3, and by the looks of it, more are on their way to force AllofMP3 to be declared illegal and without doubt shut down its site.

"The reason AllofMP3.com downloads are cheap, is that neither the artists nor the record companies are being paid," the BPI said.

Many would probably agree, even though they are benefiting with low prices. Apple provides a store which prices music cheaper than the high street, but its music has DRM - the lack of which makes AllofMP3 so attractive to UK consumers.

But would the BPI be hated for its actions against the Russian music site, just like the RIAA? What do you think? Let us know in the forums.

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